Interior Painting Shelby Township: Pro Ceiling Painting Tips

Most homeowners in Shelby, Township, are often too busy repainting their walls and decorating the inside of their homes to pay attention to the ceiling.

However, be aware that ceilings have a noticeable influence in the mood and brightness you want to give to your home.

When redecorating a room, you should ideally paint your ceiling first to avoid dripping paint on the already painted wall.

Know when to contact a building contractor

If your walls are textured, consider calling a contractor for a better result. For acoustic ceilings, prefer spray paint, which, again, should be handled by a building professional.

If you have a plasterboard ceiling that you wish to repair, consider calling a repairer first. He will rectify the places where the plaster crumbles and the ceiling will be much easier to paint afterward.

Lastly, if you don’t have the skills, the right tools, or some experience, you should consider hiring a professional interior contractor in Shelby Township to give you a hand.

Prepare the ceiling

Assemble the necessary equipment: You need a thick nap roller that is telescopic to reach the ceiling. Combine it with a regular brush.

You will probably also need:

  • a paint tray and a tarp cloth to cover the floor
  • a broad brush for wall finishes
  • putty and a putty knife to seal the holes and cracks
  • a caulk for the corners

Choose your Paint

The best type of paint to use for your ceiling is flat paint. It’s slightly different from the conventional wall paint.

Flat paint is generally good at hiding surface imperfections that might be on the surface of the ceiling.

You also need to decide on the paint color for your ceiling.

While most homeowners default to white, you can get a little playful and choose to add some color to your ceiling.

Or, at the very least, choose a unique shade of while that coordinates well with your wall paint color.

Move your furniture and prepare the room.

Try to empty it as much as possible and make room. This may be a problem if you live in an apartment or if you have sofas, beds, or cupboards that are too heavy. If this is your case, then cover all furniture with plastic covers to protect them.

However, do not use plastic to cover the floor. It easily gets torn and tends to get slippery when wet. Instead, consider using canvas tarp cloth for the floor.

Use duct tape to cover the area around the moldings, as well as where the ceiling and walls meet.

Apply a coat of primer to the walls before painting.

The primer will help the paint to adhere to the ceiling and absorb it like a sponge.

For best results, use an anti-stain primer. That should cover the imperfections and stains present on the walls, such as the infiltration of water, and smoke.

Paint the Ceiling

 Start by cutting in using a two-inch brush at the edges. Using a brush to work the edges in sweeping, long movements.

Next, use a roller attached to an extension pole to paint the remaining larger surface, starting from the corner.

As earlier mentioned, repainting the ceiling can be an overwhelming task if you don’t have the skills, tools, and experience.

If you need professional help with your ceiling or even the entire home interior repainting project, Eason Painting can help.

Our home interior painting services are available in Macomb Township, Washington Township, Ray Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romeo, Armada, Troy, Shelby Township, Harrison Township, Chesterfield, and Clinton Township, MI.

Call us today on 586-465-5081 for a FREE painting estimate.